Japanese Maple is a species of tree naturally growing in Japan, Korea and China. Many varieties have been bred and extended to many countries around the world.
They are deciduous shrubs or small trees. It grows to 6-10 m, rarely 16 m. It often grows as undergrowth in deciduous forests. It can grow as a multi-strain.
The 'Inaba Shidare' cultivar is a dissectum. In between, this cultivar has the largest leaves. Initially they are brownish-red, during the summer they can turn into a deep burgundy, which in autumn turns into a bright, vibrant red. The main trunk grows upright, the other branches grow sideways and give it an overhanging, cascading appearance. It grows to a height of about 2 meters.
Demands: Protected shaded habitats with sufficiently moist, permeable, humous soil. These varieties do not like the direct all-day sun. Especially in the first years after planting, winter protection against strong frost and in summer against strong sun is recommended. Well attached to withstand frosts up to -20 °.